Just one photo of USA tornados disaster
World news of what happened in December
Welcome to (119) my diary of December 2021 news and my views.
World news in December 2021.
Dear readers, I am writing this diary to remind me what I have seen and felt during my life, anyhow, this is the month of December and nearly Christmas time, which sometimes we call the silly season, because everybody likes to make merry and do happy things. This year again, we may need to refrain from being carried away from it, because of what is happening, so, we need to do some serious thinking.
You see, apart from thinking only about Christmas, it seems to me that we need to continue talking about two other main things: one is Climatic changes, because of what has just happened in USA recently, and the other is this pandemic that is affecting the entire world. So, let us see what has happened in USA, because what has happened can be linked to the climatic change. So, hereunder I quote what I have found on the Internet.
Tornadoes have caused widespread damage in central and southern US states, with dozens of people feared dead. Witnesses and survivors have been describing their terrifying experiences of the storm.
The damage included building collapses of a candle factory in Mayfield, Kentucky, where officials believe more than 70 people may have died, an Amazon warehouse in Illinois, and a nursing home in Arkansas. The other states that have been most affected are Missouri, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
Kentucky: tragedy at candle factory
Kyanna Parsons-Perez felt the building was making them “rock from one side to the other” right before it collapsed on her and her co-workers at a candle factory in Mayfield, Kentucky, on Friday after it was hit by the tornado.
Parsons-Perez, an employee at the candle factory in this city of less than 10,000, was stuck for three hours in the rubble, and documented part of it in a livestream on Facebook in which her co-workers can be heard crying in fear.
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Above I have pasted a link about these tornados, I hope it works to see what has happened. Below is what Joe Biden said, when he visited Kentucky.
6 hours ago · US President Joe Biden has spoken in Kentucky addressing the damage wreaked by tornadoes in one of the hardest hit cities of the disaster. The President made his address from Dawson Springs, Kentucky.
Anyhow, there are reasons to believe that these tornados are happening more than usual, so, this may be due to the warmer temperature caused from climatic change. As you know they have had a couple of meeting last month about this climatic change, so I hope that they keep working on it, to give the best outcome, in the hope that this will minimize violent weather happening, like these tornados and other things.
Now let us talk about the COVID19.
The covid19 continues, has different names, since it mutates, we had the Delta variant and the latest one is called Omicron. Anyhow, things are a bit better now, perhaps we finally have realized that we will survive somehow. But let us see what is happening now and make a list at the end of this month.
Reported Cases and Deaths by Country or Territory. The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 222 countries and territories. The day is reset after midnight GMT+0.The list of countries and their regional classification is based on the United Nations Geoscheme.Sources are provided under "Latest News." Learn more about Worldometer's COVID-19 data.
On the world list today, the 29th of December 2021 there are over 283 million positive and 5.43 million dead, Now let us talk the 4 countries with most affected people.
USA. 54,136,000 affected people and 842,000 deaths.
India 34,808,000 affected and 480,000 deaths
Brazil 22,254,000 affected and 618,000 deaths
UK. 12,300,000 affected and 148,000 deaths
These are the 4 countries most affected.
By comparison Australia today has 323,278 affected and 2202 deaths. So, we are doing well.
Talking about Christmas 2021
Talking about Christmas 2021
Anyhow, now let us talk about what we see happening, this Christmas 2021, or should we say what we hope happens this Christmas. You see, before this pandemic Christmas time was happy times, at least for some of us. Today we are not so sure anymore, so, we should ask ourselves what we should do, perhaps the best thing to do, is to go back to our religious beliefs, where we can find some peace and hope. So, hereunder is what religious people tell us to believe, and I quote.
This week, we’re focusing on Jesus—the Light of HOPE. Christmas has always been a season of hope. From the beginning, the prophecies about Jesus’ birth were gifted to the world as a hope people could cling to—the hope that a Saviour would be born into the world who would crush the head of Satan (Genesis 3:15), so that, through this Saviour, all the nations on earth would be blessed (Genesis 12:3).
Jesus remains the only Light of Hope—a beacon of certainty in an uncertain and dark world. Now’s especially the time to remember the hope we have been given through our Saviour. Below are three ways to experience the Light of Hope as you begin this Christmas season.
Expect the Light of Hope
No matter what has happened in our world lately, Jesus is our greatest hope of all. Jesus is God’s Christmas gift to you—this year and every year. There’s just one stipulation—you have to accept the gift.
You don’t have to wait for perfect circumstances or rainbows and butterflies to appear before you have hope. After all, that isn’t really hoping for anything, it’s just believing what you’re already seeing. Real Bible hope believes the promises God has made in His Word. That’s where you get your hope from, not from your circumstances. Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV) tells us that faith is a substance, and that substance is “things hoped for.”
Anyhow, this is the end of my quote above.
Christmas Shoud Mean Hope for Us All.
The pope message at the midnight mass.
Now pope Francis at the Christmas mass.
Pope Francis urges Christians to value the 'little things in life' as he leads Midnight Mass at the Vatican - while worshippers around the world gather for annual service
- An estimated 2,000 members of the public and 200 religious figures attended mass at St Peter's Basilica
- Pope Francis called on the faithful to value the 'little things in life' and show solidarity with the poor
- Worshippers were seen gathering for masses in cities across the US, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Kenya and Russia
PUBLISHED: 11:52 AEDT, 25 December 2021 | UPDATED: 13:04 AEDT, 25 December 2021
Anyhow, this is the end of my quotes, and I wish that this Christmas is the end of the pandemic, and next year everything will go back to normal, so, we hope for better time next year, we need this break soon.
The Pope celebrating Mass during the COVID
We are hoping for better times next year.
I believe that the last two years have been hard for everybody, mainly because of the COVID19 pandemic. So, we hope that next year will be better, there are some signs of improvement, even if it is not a lot, at least we are not scared as much as before. Some doctors even start saying that this new strain called Omicron can be helpful, because people are likely to become immune. I must say that this is the first time that I have heard about it, so, there must be some hope that one day the pandemic can become less virulent and become like a bad influenza.
Anyhow, what we would like to see happen next year? I am pretty sure that most people would like to see the corona virus disappear, or at least become modified and weak, so, even if you catch it, it will not kill you, but you can become immunized. Then we would like to see everything go back to normal. Perhaps not exactly like they were before, but with an added improvement that we have learned during the pandemic. This may result that the central government, will help anybody that needs to be helped, this may sound more like communism than a liberal government, that is based on capitalism and individual competition only.
Anyhow, the world has still many problems to solve next year 2022, the major ones are the pandemic, global warming, illegal emigration, and many others. So, every day that passes we look at the news in the hope of seeing some permanent solutions, but unfortunately at the best we find only marginal improvement of some problems. Anyhow, let us hope that the year 2022 is a better year, and brings some solutions to the several problems that we face.
I believe that this article is long enough, and I have said the main things I have noted this month, so, see you next time in a month or two.